Friday, 13 January 2017

Get Well Soon by Tracey Fairgrieve

A little Get Well Card to Friends and Family suffering with winter coughs and colds.

Using Sweet Dixie Spring Blooms Stencil to create an embossed & distressed background 
and Sweet Dixie Floral Watering Can Die Designed by Sue Dix from Personal Impressions.
This die was at first used to cut out black card highlighting the watering can
using silver gilding wax giving it that metal look. 

The upper flower part of the die was cut using  many colours and layered 
to create a colourful bouquet.
Ranger Stickles glue and gemstones have been added for sparkle.

For those of you suffering I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you get chance to put your feet up and have a restful weekend.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xxx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Unicorn Birthday Card by Teresa Morgan

Unicorns are so fashionable at the moment, they have been appearing on giftware and homeware, as well as all over Pinterest on cakes and craft projects. I have created this sweet birthday card using the pretty Sweet Dixie Unicorn die from Personal Impressions.

I cut the unicorn from four different colour cardstock and overlapped them on the card front. I added some sparkle with Stardust Stickles on their horns. The sentiment is a Sweet Dixie stamp by Lindsay Mason which I matted onto blue card before attaching with 3d foam. I added some silver adhesive gems to the corners to finish my card.

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Sweet Dixie Cardstock

Friday, 18 November 2016

Printing with Gelli Arts®: Gelli® Printed Winter Garland

Printing with Gelli Arts®: Gelli® Printed Winter Garland: Hello and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog. It’s Birgit back with a fun wintery project using the new Gelli Arts® Round Mini Kit. ...

Thursday, 3 November 2016


I love this cute angel stamp designed by Lindsay Mason for Personal Impression Sweet Dixie collection, and wanted to create a 3d card with it.

I stamped the angel several times  then coloured and cut them out. I added Stickles for some extra sparkle. They are mounted onto strips of acetate so they ‘wobble’.

I finished off with one of the sentiments from the Christmas Spent with Family set.

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Chalkboard Christmas by Tracey Fairgrieve

Last Christmas I created projects very similar to these. 
Using Sweet Dixie *Christmas spent with Family* stamp set Designed by Lindsay Mason from Personal Impressions, I have replicated previous makes.

Using an MDF tag painted in Black Gesso and sanded back I stamped the sentiment using White VersaCraft and heat embossed with Sweet Dixie Glacier White Ultra Fine embossing powder.

Trying to achieve the chalk board effect I did not use an anti static bag hoping the MDF would attract the odd speckle of embossing powder. From the picture below you can see that it does just that.

The Holly leaves did not fit onto the tag without obscuring the wording.

It is possible to get a negative print of an image if you stamp onto tissue paper. 
As tissue paper is absorbent the ink sinks easily into it, making the reverse side 
a negative image to the stamp. 
Doing this allowed me to fit the Holly Leaves onto the Chalkboard tag perfectly. 
The Holly has been scruffy coloured using Derwent colour soft pencils, cut out and adhered onto the tag using Mat Mod Podge.

Taken from Lindsay's Christmas Tweets Stamp set

I embossed both top and bottom of the tag to replicate snowfall and added 
flat back red pearls to create realistic berries. 
These tags can be Tree ornaments, or maybe add a magnetic strip to the back to create a magnet, either would make a great stocking filler.

A Tag shaped Christmas card has been made in the same way,
this one displays two of the seven sentiments within the set.

These are very effective Christmas makes but the concept could be carried on 
all year round with minor adaptations. 

Thank you for sharing your time with me, I hope you have been inspired.
Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Christmas Teddies by Tracey Fairgrieve

Today I share two cards created using Sweet Dixie stamps from Personal Impressions both stamp sets have been designed by Cathie Shuttleworth.

The image has been stamped four times, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and coloured using ProMarkers. Sections of the image have been cut and layered to add depth

Mat and layered onto complimentary card and embellished with flat back gems
this set consists of 3 stamps two Christmas Sentiments and the large Teddy image.

This card has been created in exactly the same way as the first, stamped a number of times, heat embossed, coloured, cut out and layered.
Kuretake Wink of Stella pens add a little sparkle

The Teddies Christmas Stocking Stamp set has some very handy little stamps within the set. One is this lovely little Santa Teddy, perfect for using on envelopes.

Also included within the collection are snowflakes and a star, rather modern in design. 
I used these to create the backgrounds for both cards by simply stamping randomly.

Both stamp sets are a fabulous size to work with and give a Modern Twist to the more Traditional Christmas designs.

Thank you for sharing your time,
Crafty Hugs from Tracey xx